this time he is in berlin where are your editor david tweed is following his visit area david, what from where i am sitting, the special relationship usually refers to something that stretches across atlantic heard from where you're sitting, and first to something different or tell us about it and why. >> it does, it is something that is being used in the last couple of years to describe the relationship between germany and china. it is special on two levels. one is a political level, because angela merkel, let's face it, she's been around longer than any other european leader. she has got good personal links with some of the top brass in going she is actually there later this year in the summer. then they will have the second of two joint cabinet meetings where therlin, chinese cabinet members come over and sit down and have a joint meeting him after which one would expect a slew of things. the other level, of course, is economic. germany's trade relationship with china is vast. 140 billion per year.